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Jack Northcott photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2013-07-15
The Jack Northcott photograph album contains black-and-white photographs and assorted printed ephemera related to Northcott's United States Navy service during the 1950s. The album was likely collected and put together by Northcott or a close friend or family member.

The front cover of the green leather[?] album has two (2) personalizations. On the top left side is a circular seal edged in red with a blue dragon over a ship [possibly a submarine]. Along the seal on the top reads "Patrol Squadron 50" and the bottom reads "U. S. Pacific Fleet." In the center of the cover a rectangular piece of black leather has been affixed and has military wings and "Jack Northcott," both in gold print. There is also a imprint on the lower right that reads "Scraps and Snaps."

Most of the contents of the album are black-and-white photographs of varying sizes. There is a mix of casual shots and portraits and includes no visible captioning or identification. The photographs are affixed to the pages with a mix of photo corners and adhesive so it is unknown if there is captioning on the reverse of images. There are also eight (8) loose black-and-white photographs within the album, which were left in the location and order found. Photographs feature aircraft, including the Martin PBM Mariner; people, including several images of Jack Northcott; scenic and city life shots, such as parades and street scenes; and are a mix of personal and military subjects.

There are also a variety of pieces of printed ephemera, including military certificates, such as Northcott's Honorable Discharge, dated October 1953; clippings, several of which feature Northcott; menus, military records, and humorous cards and poems.


  • circa 1950s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.45 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Biographical Note: Jack Northcott

Jack D. Northcott was from Yakima, Washington. Northcott was a United States Navy pilot with Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50), also known as the "Blue Dragons," during the 1950s. He was honorably discharged in October 1953. No further information is known.


Biography derived from collection materials.

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed. Loose photographs and ephemera were found in the album and were left in order found so as to retain original order.
Guide to the Jack Northcott photograph album
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st Edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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